Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting

Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake

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One of the many old traditions of red velvet cake is a southern one. During the Civil War families believed that baking a red cake would keep their men home, where it was safe. In this gluten free red velvet cake recipe, the “velvet” comes from its moisture, in this case the the additional eggs and oil. It is as moist and velvety as it looks. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting”

Lean Gluten Free Country Fried Steak with Gravy

Lean Chili Country Fried Steak and Gravy

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My husband has been doing most of the grocery shopping lately. When I am not specific in what I would like in the meat department there is no doubt he will show up with something  I would have not chosen. He came home with cubed steak the other day, and I just couldn’t bare to just fry it plain. I don’t like cubed steak, as I’d prefer to have either my meat ground or whole – not beaten to death in order to make it tender. However, there is a correct way to tenderize tough cuts of meat like round steak. Continue reading “Lean Gluten Free Country Fried Steak with Gravy”

Red Beans and Ham

New Orleans Southern Red Beans and Rice

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When I was young my mother used to make red beans and ham, which is naturally gluten-free. It must have been the southerner in her. I have finally succeeded in recreating her original recipe, with the addition of a bit of ground thyme. Compared to my earlier attempts, this time I added more onion and garlic. It turned out very flavorful – just perfect for my taste buds! Serve your red beans and ham over white rice, or brown rice, for a healthier choice. Continue reading “Red Beans and Ham”

Gluten Free Cornbread for Stuffing or Dessert

Moist Gluten Free Cornbread

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Last year I had a request for a good gluten free cornbread stuffing recipe, but I hadn’t created a gluten free cornbread recipe, and never got around to it. So, this year, it is my top priority. Once you have a good gluten free cornbread recipe you can make any stuffing recipe you choose using that gluten free cornbread. Preferably it should be a soft, absorbable one. This recipe is more of a cake-style cornbread recipe, however, you can adjust it to create a more traditional gluten free cornbread for stuffing.

I love the dessert version. I think my hubby’s favorite foods are stuffing and cornbread, and he was in heaven with this gluten free corn bread recipe this morning, and he’s not 100% gluten free! With the adjustments above, hubby says it tastes just like cornbread. Enjoy! Continue reading “Gluten Free Cornbread for Stuffing or Dessert”

Fork Tender Gluten Free Pork Ribs and Pulled Pork Recipe

Image: Pulled Pork on Gluten Free Tortillas

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You can serve these ribs as they are (boneless) or you can shred the meat and use it for a pulled pork sandwich because they are fork tender! You will not need a knife for these babies! I’d like to use the term “fall off the rib tender” but they are boneless. I enjoy pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw atop a gluten-free roll and additional BBQ sauce. Since I am allergic to tomatoes I use my quick and easy homemade gluten-free chipotle sauce and Worcestershire sauce. You may consider using my homemade gluten-free barbecue sauce recipe that I created for my husband which is lower in sugar by using agave syrup and Worcestershire sauce instead of brown sugar. It’s very flavorful and has a hickory taste! Despite my tomato allergy, I couldn’t resist taste tasting the sauce while cooking! Oh, how I miss I good barbecue sauce!

Also check out my Gluten Free Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe.
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Low Sodium Southern Red Beans and Rice Recipe

New Orleans Southern Red Beans and Rice

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My mother made a few southern dishes that were family favorites. It’s been years since I made my mom’s red beans and rice recipe, but this time I changed things around, making it lower in sodium and by adding a little kick to heat it up a little. With or without heat, these beans are very flavorful. My mother use to always make them using a ham bone with lots of meat left on it. When not available she would use a ham hock, but didn’t like the additional fat, and I agree. To lessen the sodium content, I used very lean, very thin pork chops cut into bite sized pieces. When I tasted it, I could have sworn it was ham without all the salt! If you on a low sodium diet use the chops; if not use a ham bone if you can find one. Enjoy this southern dish, as I have for many decades. Continue reading “Low Sodium Southern Red Beans and Rice Recipe”

Gluten Free Brioche

Gluten Free Brioche Buns

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Brioche is reminiscent of the first breads ever made. When Marie-Antoinette said, “Let them eat cake!” she was referring to a bread much like brioche, in between an egg bread and cake. I watched Martha Stewart make brioche buns on her Friday, April 30, 2010 episode, and I just had to figure out a way of making a gluten-free brioche. With a few alterations I had much success! They rose very nicely. This gluten free brioche recipe is a sweet, buttery, spongy egg bread and is like nothing I have ever eaten – an experience everyone should have at least once. This recipe is much faster to make than typical brioche. You do not have to wait several times for the dough to rise, especially the one you wait for overnight. No one would ever guess this is a gluten free brioche, as it does not taste grainy. You may serve it as a dessert or with a meal just as you would serve corn bread. Brioche is very popular in New Orleans. Continue reading “Gluten Free Brioche”